Franztini
  • Review count
    272
  • Helpfulness votes
    933
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    December 10, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        272
      • Helpfulness votes
        933
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        December 10, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
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          Franztini's Reviews
           
          Elegantly blending contemporary decor with a classic design, the Glacier Bay Candlesby vanity in Charcoal with AB Technology vanity top in White is a unique piece that is sure to bring luxury and charm to any home decor. The 24 in. Candlesby vanity base features concave molding throughout the solid German beech wooden doors and drawer front panels. To add a pop of radiance to the Candlesby vanity, the cabinet comes with stylish, polished chrome hardware for a chic finish. The AB Technology vanity top in Solid White vanity top comes with an integrated rectangular bowl that is pre drilled to fit a 4 in. center-set faucet of your choosing. The vanity top also includes a 2.18 in. tall integrated backsplash for protection from splashes all while adding a brilliance to your bathroom.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Solid vanity, impeccably packed, fast shipment
          PostedAugust 11, 2016
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          This was one of the best packed vanities I have ever received from Homedepot.com. This is the first Glacier Bay vanity I have purchased (bought Foremost - excellent and Home Decorators -not so good) from Home Depot. Right out of the box, this vanity was solid - the doors were lined up, the drawer opened effortlessly, and no scratches, scuffs, or chips. The hardware is much nicer in person - really bright and solid. The bottom drawer is full extension which is really nice to get every little bit of storage out of such a small unit. The toe kick is really deep as well. I really like the integrated sink top, will make keeping it clean easier. And for those of you that install your own vanities Read More
          This was one of the best packed vanities I have ever received from Homedepot.com. This is the first Glacier Bay vanity I have purchased (bought Foremost - excellent and Home Decorators -not so good) from Home Depot. Right out of the box, this vanity was solid - the doors were lined up, the drawer opened effortlessly, and no scratches, scuffs, or chips. The hardware is much nicer in person - really bright and solid. The bottom drawer is full extension which is really nice to get every little bit of storage out of such a small unit. The toe kick is really deep as well. I really like the integrated sink top, will make keeping it clean easier. And for those of you that install your own vanities - the complete back is open making it a breeze for install and what sold me on the unit as I am replacing an old vanity which the plumbing is not centered so I don't have to redo any plumbing. The color is charcoal but depending on your accents/tile it could look like a very dark brown.
          No fault of this vanity, but I just wish it had a single hole installation. It would really be more modern looking with a single hole faucet instead of the 4 in center-set.
          My bathroom remodel is taking longer than expected, so I haven't put it through months of use, but based on the out of box experience, I would recommend this vanity. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Good Use of Space, Great Value, High Quality, Looks Great, Modern, Stylish
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          14out of 17found this review helpful.
           
          The Milwaukee 48-00-3787 9 in. x 14 tpi The Torch metal-cutting blades with the Double Duty Upgrade feature a tooth form optimized for the longest life and maximum durability. Tough Neck is engineered to protect against tang breakage and delivers the strongest SAWZALL blade tang on the market. Grid Iron features a stamped honeycomb pattern throughout the body of the blade that greatly increases the rigidity of the blade, making it the stiffest metal cutting SAWZALL blade on the market. These blades are ideal for making tough, straight cuts. The Milwaukee 48-00-3787 contains 10 blades.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          My 'go to' blades!
          PostedAugust 8, 2016
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          These long blades are my go to for everything from notching lumber to cutting through nails. They are great blades, For tighter/ackward places, the 12" blade by the same manufacture are awesome as well. The 12" gives you a little bit more flexibility in those tight spaces. As with all blades none last as long as you would like but I've reused them many times. I recommend these blades, and the 10 pack is a great value.
          Pros: Durable, Strong
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          American Standard Fluent Single Hole Single-Handle Bathroom Faucet in Polished Chrome Size: 10.38 In..
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Solid construction, easy to use, cover plate is NOT included
          PostedAugust 6, 2016
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          I prefer single handle bathroom faucets that have a high arch that doesn't extend too far (spout reach) into the bowl. The reason I like single handle faucets is I find them easier to use/adjust temperature and flow when you have wet/soapy hands. As a woman, I like a higher arch and narrower spout reach on my faucet so when I am rinsing my face I am not bent in half over the sink and trying to avoid the spout. This faucet fits both of those requirements. The handle moves effortlessly. The construction is very solid. It has a nice finish and has a subtle "American Standard" on the drain. My husband really liked the drain design. It doesn't have all those annoying metal parts(i.e., lift rod) Read More
          I prefer single handle bathroom faucets that have a high arch that doesn't extend too far (spout reach) into the bowl. The reason I like single handle faucets is I find them easier to use/adjust temperature and flow when you have wet/soapy hands. As a woman, I like a higher arch and narrower spout reach on my faucet so when I am rinsing my face I am not bent in half over the sink and trying to avoid the spout. This faucet fits both of those requirements. The handle moves effortlessly. The construction is very solid. It has a nice finish and has a subtle "American Standard" on the drain. My husband really liked the drain design. It doesn't have all those annoying metal parts(i.e., lift rod) just four.
          In my other bathroom, I bought a faucet with a "push and seal" (Pfister Brea) so he wouldn't have to deal with the 'usual' drain installation issues as well as it looks better on a pedestal sink. I do like the push and seal drain, but an annoying thing is in order to drain the sink, you have to put your hand into the sink to push the drain. I know that sounds obvious, but lets say you just shaved, you now have to put your clean hands in the shaving cream water to drain the sink. Not a super big deal, but something I didn't really think about. The drain design on this sink is great and I would definitely use this again and also for a pedestal sink. It does NOT come with the cover plate. It does say that in the installation instructions, but that doesn't do you any good if you already bought the faucet. The part number is: 2000.102P.002 and is another $20.99 on Homedepot.com Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish
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          KRAUS kitchen sinks are known for excellent quality and sturdy construction. The Premier Collection sinks are the perfect combination of quality, durability and convenience. Made from durable T-304 stainless steel, this undermount sink can easily stand up to constant use and handle your toughest kitchen tasks. Enjoy the advantage of high-end kitchen sinks with the best-selling Standard PRO Series. This KRAUS sink features a clean contemporary design and wear-resistant finish with a beautiful sheen that complements most kitchen appliances.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Excellent quality, amazing value
          PostedJuly 28, 2016
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          I love big single sinks. My husband and I are both avid cooks with big pots and this sink makes it a breeze to clean them (think of the All Clad 12 Qt Stainless steel pot with the pasta insert). In my previous house, I went with Blanco stainless steel sink. Blanco makes an excellent sink, but this sink beats it in quality, finish, and sound proofing at half the price! I love the square cut at top - very modern and clean - and yet having rounded corners which makes cleaning a breeze. I love this sink so much, I bought another one for my vacation home and plan on putting one in my rental when I renovate the kitchen. Even the bag that comes with the sink is nice! You will not want to throw it Read More
          I love big single sinks. My husband and I are both avid cooks with big pots and this sink makes it a breeze to clean them (think of the All Clad 12 Qt Stainless steel pot with the pasta insert). In my previous house, I went with Blanco stainless steel sink. Blanco makes an excellent sink, but this sink beats it in quality, finish, and sound proofing at half the price! I love the square cut at top - very modern and clean - and yet having rounded corners which makes cleaning a breeze. I love this sink so much, I bought another one for my vacation home and plan on putting one in my rental when I renovate the kitchen. Even the bag that comes with the sink is nice! You will not want to throw it away and it can be used for so many things, like a laundry bag. I have never had a stainless steel grid in my previous sinks and I love it ...and hate it as well. I love the fact that when you are rinsing/washing your dishes the food bits are on the sink and you can actually dry your dishes on the grid. So why do I hate it? It is another thing to clean. You have to make sure to turn the grid over and scrub each stainless steel rod since mold/gunk will grow (see picture). Also, in order to clean the sink, you need an area next to your sink to put the grid, so kitchens with limited counter space I would not recommend this sink. The only other thing that is a pain to clean is the drain. I love the stainless steel drain basket (I don't have a garbage disposal) but there is a down size to such a deep drain - hard to keep clean (see picture). I have small hands so I can get in there with some comet and sponge and clean it, but it is a tight fit. These are minor, minor issues but thought I would mention. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Nice Design
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          2out of 3found this review helpful.
           
          The Bellwether 60 in. x 34 in. shower base features KOHLER enameled cast iron construction for unmatched durability and ease of maintenance. The left offset drain is designed for easy 60 in. x 30 in. bath replacement. Add a removable cover over the recessed drain for a finished look. Color: White.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          I will never install tile in my shower after this!
          PostedJuly 8, 2016
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          I have remodeled/built several homes. I love the look of the custom built and tiled showers, but the maintenance is a pain. As well, the shower pan is going to deteriorate, so I looked at an alternative in our latest remodel. I decided on cast iron for longevity and looked to a brand I have had great experience and purchased this shower pan. We installed it - what a pain! Nothing against Kohler, but it is HEAVY and trying to maneuver it into place and placing/attaching the drain was a pain in the butt! There were three of us and a dolly (thank god!) and we finally had it placed. I am building our next house and without a second thought I am buying this for my master bath and realized I never Read More
          I have remodeled/built several homes. I love the look of the custom built and tiled showers, but the maintenance is a pain. As well, the shower pan is going to deteriorate, so I looked at an alternative in our latest remodel. I decided on cast iron for longevity and looked to a brand I have had great experience and purchased this shower pan. We installed it - what a pain! Nothing against Kohler, but it is HEAVY and trying to maneuver it into place and placing/attaching the drain was a pain in the butt! There were three of us and a dolly (thank god!) and we finally had it placed. I am building our next house and without a second thought I am buying this for my master bath and realized I never wrote a review. I will never tile a shower floor again. This shower pan makes maintaining and cleaning your bathroom so easy. It looks fabulous with any tile/stone. It is nonslip. Though it may seem expensive, if you compare what it will cost to do a shower pan and then tile, it is a cost saver. Just wish there were more sizes. Also, I bought the drain cover - looks great, but I wouldn't recommend it. First, I have long hair, so I have to clear the drain and you can't see it with the cover. The second item is the cover hides all the dirt/mold and it is really gross when you have to clean it. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, High Quality, Looks Great
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          Use this Loctite 10 fl. oz. PL Premium Advanced Polyurethane Construction Adhesive for indoor or outdoor projects that require a water-resistant, low-VOC adhesive. This adhesive is ideal for humid areas and is compatible with woodwork, concrete, stone, brick, hardwood floors, coated wood, drywall and metal.
           

          The interior vinyl trim (similar to the JELD-WEN - Window Vinyl Interior Flat Trim) around my ret...

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          Franztini
          December 9, 2018
          The interior vinyl trim (similar to the JELD-WEN - Window Vinyl Interior Flat Trim) around my retrofit vinyl windows are loose on a few of my windows. Can I use this to reattached the trim?
           

          How random is the pattern of the boards? I installed Traffic Master Lakeshore Pecan (looks great...

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          Franztini
          June 28, 2018
          How random is the pattern of the boards? I installed Traffic Master Lakeshore Pecan (looks great) but they only had about eight different patterns so you had to make sure to open all the boxes and sort by pattern before you could lay out your floor otherwise you might have the same pattern next to each other.
           
          Grace Roof Detail Membrane is the only product available today designed specifically for waterproofing critical roof detail areas. Based on the Grace Ice and Water Shield technology, Grace Roof Detail Membrane is a flexible product that conforms tightly to common roof details such as skylights, chimneys and dormer walls. Available in 9 in. and 18 in. W, it is the optimal choice for valleys and transition areas such as ridges, rake edges and drip edges.
           

          Use under a deck? I have a porch that is over my garage. I am replacing my porch and need to wate...

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          Franztini
          June 27, 2017
          Use under a deck? I have a porch that is over my garage. I am replacing my porch and need to waterproof it. I was thinking of installing this product over 5/8" plywood and then install decking on top. Would this create a water proof barrier?
           
          BEHR Premium Plus 1 gal. Deep Base Low-Luster Enamel Porch and Floor Paint is suitable for a variety of indoor and outdoor projects, including painting basements, porches, floors, decks and patios. This low-luster acrylic latex paint is resistant to UV damage, scuffing, fading, cracking and peeling. It offers improved hiding properties for efficient coverage.
           

          I have a concrete shower base that needs to be repainted. Can I use this paint? I am not lookin...

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          Franztini
          February 25, 2017
          I have a concrete shower base that needs to be repainted. Can I use this paint? I am not looking for a water proof membrane, just a paint that can handle water. Thanks!
           
          The 14-19/64 in. x 9-19/64 in. 1,000-Watt White Wall Heater features louvers that direct heated air downward for even distribution throughout an area. This wall heater can be operated from a convenient wall-mounted line-voltage thermostat by using the Broan model 86W. The thermal overload protection feature helps provide safe use. Size: 15.0 In..
           

          Can I use a different thermostat?

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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 4, 2014
          I see that this heater works with the Broan 86W thermostat, but was wondering if I can use another manufacturer's thermostat? I would like the ability to have the ability to do daily scheduling. If so, which one or what would be the specifications.
           
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          Keep your home comfortable in extreme cold and hot temperatures all year round. Greenfiber blow-in cellulose insulation fills gaps and voids to create an energy saving thermal blanket that can lower heating and cooling costs by 25% and reduce sound power by 60%. Fire resistant treated insulation is made with 85% recycled material that meets a Class 1 Fire Rating to protect your home and give you more time to evacuate.
           

          Moisture inside wall or need to be drying

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          January 20, 2017
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 21, 2017
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          You need to dry it otherwise it will clump and it may mold.
           
          The Kurdamir Collection is an expansive collection of timeless Persian designs in fresh colors. Each rug has been meticulously woven in magnificent detail utilizing state of the art technology. These rugs are stain resistant with treatment and should be spot cleaned for easy maintenance. Color: Black.
           

          How is this installed? Using adhesive or nails?

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          Tyler
          December 18, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          December 18, 2016
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          I used a staple gun and staples. I forgot what size staple but I think 3/4 inch
           
          The time consuming ways of installing hoods are now a thing of the past. The FIT system eliminates measuring, cutting and filler strips for a perfect fit every time. Once installed, homeowners enjoy the quiet operation of 7 sones at its highest speed with 3 fan speeds and recirculation option. This way, the vent hood doesn't disturb family time in the kitchen. And when cooking introduces steam, grease, smoke and odors into the surrounding air, a 350 CFM fan takes care of it. Plus, this model offers LED lighting to brighten the cooking area. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          The Installation Instructions and Use & Care Guide says that the LED light can only be replaced b...

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          CrazyLadyFromAlbuquerque
          December 8, 2016
          The Installation Instructions and Use & Care Guide says that the LED light can only be replaced by a service technician. Is that a mistake in the manual? Thank you
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          December 11, 2016
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          I don't think it is a mistake and a concern I had as well. Many leds cannot be replaced, i.e., in bathroom lights, and when they go out you need to get a new fixture. So based on that, I would assume it is not a mistake.
           
          Powered by M12 REDLITHIUM Battery Technology, Milwaukee M12 Heated Jackets use carbon fiber heating elements to create and distribute heat to the chest, back, and front hand pockets. For use in abrasive environments, ToughShell Stretch Polyester delivers 5X Longer Life than previous softshell jackets and provides wind and water resistance to survive the elements. Size: medium. Color: Black. Gender: female. Age Group: adult.
           

          How do I know what size to order

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          Shirley
          November 25, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 30, 2016
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          If you scroll down, there is a size chart. Since it is a slim fitting jacket, I would order a size larger than your normal size. I normally wear a small and the medium fits perfectly. I love this jacket.
           

          I searching for white vanity 48 width and 20 in dept

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          Jc
          November 16, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 20, 2016
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          This cabinet is too deep. The only one that I could find was Design Element Stanton 48 in. W x 20 in. D Single Vanity (Model # B48-VS-W; Internet #204600757)
          Another thought is to buy two of these cabinets ( Foremost Naples 24 in. W x 18 in. Home depot Model # NAWA2418D; Internet #203133002) and bolt them together. I purchased this vanity in the 60" and it was WAY better than the Claxby. I have the Read More
          This cabinet is too deep. The only one that I could find was Design Element Stanton 48 in. W x 20 in. D Single Vanity (Model # B48-VS-W; Internet #204600757)
          Another thought is to buy two of these cabinets ( Foremost Naples 24 in. W x 18 in. Home depot Model # NAWA2418D; Internet #203133002) and bolt them together. I purchased this vanity in the 60" and it was WAY better than the Claxby. I have the Claxby 48" for a year and the finish is peeling, we had to get another leg to support the center because it was sagging, and the drawers don't line up/close properly and have to be adjusted every few months. . Read Less
           
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